Didn't mean to come off near as abrasive as I did. I just meant it's an unusual board -- no PCI/PCIe/mini slots, no SATA connections, only what appears to be an SD card slot. Several USB, HDMI out, VGA out... but little to no real expandability. If meant for HTPC type stuff, I'd imagine a tuner and 5.1/7.1 audio out would be almost mandatory? Just not seeing where it fits in most people's setups, hence "pointless."
Just shy of 8 inches. I'll have some size comparison photos later on.what are the dimensions of the case (box)?
After drilling small pilot holes in the aluminum sheet I use hobby files to slowly enlarge the ports. I constantly match the work up against the board to keep everything aligned. Took about 14 hours while watching a Red Dwarf marathon. The most difficult port was the microSD slot because I didn't start with a pilot hole.I dont care about the board, I want to know more about how the backplate was made!!!
Thanks. See reply above for I/O plate work. I appreciate your comment.This looks great, keep them coming...looking forward to the finished project.
What did you use to cut out the various ports on the metal portion? Very clean. Woodwork is great too...I'm surprised more people don't do woodies because it is such a pliable material, you can do anything, plus it makes the wife happy when your hardware matches the furniture.
Thanks for sharing too, great job so far.
You are correct. It is no secret but you won't find any reviews yet. I was asked to not write about it so I won't.
Thank you. I appreciate that!Looks great. Very classy.
Thanks Josiah!Definitely enjoy wood cases over metal. A much more elegant look. When I'll ever get around to my wood case project, who knows. Good job.
Thanks for the comment. This particular veneer is leftover from another project. I didn't like how light the wood finished and the contrast in the birds-eyes was disappointing. (That didn't stop Kyle from putting in on the front page of [H].) I have never worked with shellac before and when I found it in a tinted variety I decided to give it a whirl. Hopefully it will turn out OK.Very nice craftsmanship indeed.
I've never been a fan of aged shellac/varnish or the "yellowish" look. But everyones taste is different. And there is no denying the apparent quality of the build.
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Jesse. I'm thinking that's what the manufacturer had in mind when they gave me one.Looking great! Kinda want one of these myself now